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Sopranos and Christmas Choirs

What is it about Choirs and sopranos? If people wanted to hear them trying to break glass they wouldn't reside in choirs alone, they'd be competing on Idol and The Voice.

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Re: Sopranos and Christmas Choirs

Aren't they just singing the notes written on the sheet music?

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On 12/26/2014 deepwaterdotter said:

Aren't they just singing the notes written on the sheet music?

Hi, deep! That's what I was thinking. I'm a soprano, and I sing what's written and follow what my choir director says.{#emotions_dlg.biggrin}

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Re: Sopranos and Christmas Choirs

On 12/26/2014 deepwaterdotter said:

Aren't they just singing the notes written on the sheet music?

Great response.

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Re: Sopranos and Christmas Choirs

Any music can be dropped down an octave into the range of normal hearing and the song will still sing the same.

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On 12/26/2014 occasional rain said:

Any music can be dropped down an octave into the range of normal hearing and the song will still sing the same.

With all due respect, there is no "range of normal hearing" for music. And it's not that simple to alter the music as written, nor can I imagine choirs choosing to do this. (If you "dropped down an octave," the altos and basses would be in a world of hurt, by the way.) Maybe it's just me, but I've never heard this complaint before.{#emotions_dlg.blink}

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Re: Sopranos and Christmas Choirs

Lol..obviously the op does not like choral music.,
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On 12/26/2014 occasional rain said:

Any music can be dropped down an octave into the range of normal hearing and the song will still sing the same.

I have normal hearing and I enjoy sopranos. Plenty of beautiful music is written for sopranos and a choir wouldn't be the same without them. Maybe you need to get your hearing checked, although it's easier to just complain.

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On 12/26/2014 occasional rain said:

Any music can be dropped down an octave into the range of normal hearing and the song will still sing the same.


Yes, it can be. But then it wouldn't the music as it was written.

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Re: Sopranos and Christmas Choirs

Dropping (or raising) notes an octave can hurt a song: it's not at all the same!

As others have noted, sopranos are vital--but balance is also key.